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Re: Guides & resources

Postby Ewan on Sun May 03, 2009 5:23 pm

avansc wrote:
Kros wrote:Mar, might you be interested in adding Project Euler (http://www.projecteuler.com) to this somewhere? Not sure if it would be relevant but, I found it to be a great help with expanding my understanding of mathematics and it made me think a lot about some programming specific problems.


wrong link genius


Well you coulda corrected him with the right one at least ;)

http://projecteuler.net/
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby PixelP on Sun May 03, 2009 6:02 pm

avansc wrote:
Kros wrote:Mar, might you be interested in adding Project Euler (http://www.projecteuler.com) to this somewhere? Not sure if it would be relevant but, I found it to be a great help with expanding my understanding of mathematics and it made me think a lot about some programming specific problems.


wrong link genius

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Re: Guides & resources

Postby MarauderIIC on Sun May 03, 2009 7:25 pm

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Re: Guides & resources

Postby Kros on Mon May 04, 2009 3:25 am

avansc wrote:
Kros wrote:Mar, might you be interested in adding Project Euler (http://www.projecteuler.com) to this somewhere? Not sure if it would be relevant but, I found it to be a great help with expanding my understanding of mathematics and it made me think a lot about some programming specific problems.


wrong link genius


Woops :)
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby Ewan on Mon May 04, 2009 6:02 am

This guy:

http://www.youtube.com/thenewboston

He has loads of great computer-related tutorials - including C++, Python and now Java. There's also some more technical ones like robotics and electronics which some people here might find interesting. 325 videos in total! :mrgreen:
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby avansc on Mon May 04, 2009 6:45 pm

can you say youtube snipe?
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby eatcomics on Tue May 05, 2009 6:35 pm

Ewan wrote:This guy:

http://www.youtube.com/thenewboston

He has loads of great computer-related tutorials - including C++, Python and now Java. There's also some more technical ones like robotics and electronics which some people here might find interesting. 325 videos in total! :mrgreen:

Thank you sir :mrgreen:
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby Lucas on Sun May 24, 2009 12:42 pm

Well, first of all it's my first post so, hi everyone 8-)

Secondly, I'll just get to the point of this post.

I haven't been learning C++ for very long, and never really learned much beyond GCSE math, so when I decided to learn C++ with the intention of making little games I also thought it would be very useful to get up to speed with Trigonometry etc.

Although this is not a resource for programming itself but rather a math resource, I have found it unbelievably helpful so far.

And so, for people like me who didn't do well at math in school, and dropped out of/never went to college and just went into full time work this youtube page could prove to be very helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy

(I checked through the list of links and I don't think I saw it so I hope I'm not repeating any links, if I am I do apologise) ;)
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby Sanshin77 on Sun May 24, 2009 5:10 pm

Great topic, Mar!
Lucas wrote:And so, for people like me who didn't do well at math in school, and dropped out of/never went to college and just went into full time work this youtube page could prove to be very helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy

(I checked through the list of links and I don't think I saw it so I hope I'm not repeating any links, if I am I do apologise) ;)


Khanacademy is brilliant! Ive been watching his vids on math for some while now and he's brilliant. He has physics, economy, statistics, algebra, calculus, geometry and many other subjects as well, and he's a great teacher - good examples and easy to understand. He also kinda "off-topicly" mentions some times in his maths vids that he'll (maybe) teach some computer programing later. His videos on physics helped me get a really good grade on a presentation on Newton's third law of motion.

As programming and understanding of maths/physics/geometry is closely related I'd say it should be included in the original post. Oh, and he also made a nice web app with excersises and video links where you can start off at 1-digit addition and end up at derivatives or linear algebra.
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby Bludklok on Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:00 pm

I don't know if has been posted or not but I found a site that covers the separating axis theorem a little bit (the same formula that Kendall uses in the ES engine).

http://www.metanetsoftware.com/technique/tutorialA.html

It doesn't completely cover every aspect but it gives an overview plus multiple interactive simulations of how it works.
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby Bludklok on Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:00 pm

Lucas wrote:And so, for people like me who didn't do well at math in school, and dropped out of/never went to college and just went into full time work this youtube page could prove to be very helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy

(I checked through the list of links and I don't think I saw it so I hope I'm not repeating any links, if I am I do apologise) ;)

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Re: Guides & resources

Postby twohammer on Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:20 am

Here's a good site:
http://www.gamedev.net/ Has tutorials, product reviews, Job listings, Book reviews, chat rooms and more! :)
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby CC Ricers on Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:07 pm

I find Geometric Tools very handy for providing many algorithms in source code to perform various types of functions, such as physics, linear math and rendering systems. It's actually a code repository for a 3D graphics engine made for instructional purposes, but the code in each of its components can be applied on a more general basis for your work. I mostly use it for 3D math.
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby noob on Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:36 pm

Nice tool I found people on Reddit using to share code http://codepad.org/
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby BlitzCoder on Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:49 pm

A bunch of great beginner exercises

http://www.cplusplus.com/forum/articles/12974/

My friend emailed me those a long time ago, and I posted them on the cpp forums (re-posted by Bazzy in that post for formatting)

Don't know what they would be filed under though.

Also I suggest http://collabedit.com/

"Collabedit provides a productive way to take collaborative notes, observe coding sessions, get help drafting emails and more.

Features include:

* changes appear in real-time
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* syntax highlighting for programming languages
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Basically, it's like Google docs, only faster and with syntax highlighting for a variety of languages, and with no sign up needed/
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